This second edition updates and expands on the original best-seller, Contemporary Management of Spinal Cord Injuries, with completely new chapters on applied biomechanics, pediatric spinal cord injury, patient selection and timing of the surgery, NASCIS 3 and other spinal cord injury drug trials. In addition, the text reviews the management of spinal cord injured patients with sports injuries from epidemiology to return to play, and the nutritional assessment and management of spina cord-injured patients.
Contemporary Management of Spinal Cord Injuries -- 2nd Edition provides significant value to the neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, physiatrists, urologists, rehab specialist and others caring for the victims of spinal cord injury. By reading Contemporary Management of Spinal Cord Injuries -- 2nd Edition, the reader will be able to:
-Identify the most common spine fractures
-Understand and evaluate today's state-of-the-art concepts regarding the management of spinal cord injury
-Understand the appropriate surgical technique
-Develop a multidisciplinary approach to the management of the spinal cord injured-patient